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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Dagmar Khan is the leading integrated Yoga Tune Up teacher in Europe, with over 15 years of experience in yoga, fitness and pain-management. She is a sought-after core-expert who specializes in helping people overcome physical roadblocks and rehabilitate from serious injuries, such as spinal problems, osteoporosis, hip replacements and arthritis.

Dagmar has worked with 1000's of people and has created successful Yoga Tune Up programmes for athletic clubs, colleges, university lecturers and medical doctors. She is the creator of INJURY FREE RUNNING programme for the Solas Run For Life, and her work has been featured on Beat 102 103, WLR FM, Munster Express, Waterford Today.

People are looking for self-care tools and techniques to help them eradicate pain more than ever before. Since the everyday reality of our lives is very fast and hectic, this causes stress and tension to build up

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Breda Gardner runs busy natural health clinics in both Waterford and Kilkenny. She also presents monthly positive living seminars in Kilkenny. A native of Galway, Breda worked as a nurse for many years before studying a range of complementary therapies, including homeopathy, iridology, muscle–testing and nutrition.

Keep It Simple

My husband's much loved smart phone stopped working a couple of weeks ago. He was forced to spend a few days without a phone (how liberating!), but when the mobile shop said they'd have to send it away for repair, he was forced to resurrect his old model. The camera on this old phone is not very good, the screen is tiny, the keyboard is fiddly, and the internet is clunky.

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Spectrum Studies launched by UCC and NAS Training Centre

When it comes to discussing autism, Asperger Syndrome or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the focus often falls on the difficulties encountered by parents sourcing services or appropriate education for their children. Sometimes it is the personal account of a person who is on the autistic spectrum.

The Certificate in Autism Spectrum Studies at UCC takes a different approach. Created by Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC, in a remarkable example of cooperation, the Brothers of Charity, COPE Foundation, Cork Association for Autism and Shine Ireland have shared their expertise with ACE in the development of a programme that focuses on the different ways in which people on the autistic spectrum experience the world. It is designed for those who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the lives of people

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

A Waterford general practitioner is preparing to take to the stage of the city's Garter Lane Theatre next month for a unique one man show.

More used to seeing patients at Waterford Health Park, Dr Mark Rowe will be offering a 'Prescription for Happiness' on Thursday, October 10 when members of the audience will hear his insights from two decades of clinical practice and research he has conducted in Ireland and the United States.

The themes for the show include the importance of maintaining physical and mental health while Dr Rowe will also underline the value of prevention rather than cure. "One of the failings I see in modern healthcare is the culture of a pill for every ill where people are

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

A great idea is a great idea wherever it comes from particularly when it's purpose is to do something positive for a great cause. Thus it was that the ladies formerly known amongst themselves as "The Nit and Natter Group" threaded themselves into "Headgear for Hospice" and conceived the idea of producing interesting, beautiful and knitted headwear items which might be plained and purled into profit for one of the South East's most deserving causes, Waterford Hospice.

So Headgear for Hospice was born, and the few heads turned into a band of many who were prepared to volunteer their expertise to help pull the wool over the heads of others, and to help those volunteers already committed in so many ways to this worthy cause.

So what is Headgear for Hospice?

Headgear for Hospice is

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Mags Smart who lost her baby son Ruairí to meningitis is sharing her first-hand experience of the disease with the local community during Meningitis Research Foundation's National Awareness Week (16 - 22 September 2013). Mags, from Wexford, is urging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia. They are deadly diseases that can strike without warning. One in 10 will die and a quarter of survivors will be left with life-altering after-effects ranging from deafness and brain damage to loss of limbs. Children under five and students are most at risk, but the diseases can strike at any age.

Mags said: "My darling Ruairí lived for just 207 days. The Paediatrician at Temple Street told us that meningitis went through his brain like wildfire. As a mother it is heart-breaking not knowing how or why your

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

NUI Galway is introducing a new bus service for students from Waterford to NUI Galway, serving the following the towns: Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Cashel, Cahir, Tipperary town and Limerick. This service will be operated by JJ Kavanagh and Sons, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny.

The introduction of this new service is to cater for the increasing numbers of students from these towns who are choosing to study at NUI Galway. There is currently no direct transport link in place from Waterford to Galway which makes commuting regularly difficult for students.

This service will commence operating on Friday, 13 September from the Galway Cathedral and will operate on a weekly basis.

The timetable is listed below.

Friday Sunday Price


- 16.15 21.00 e15

Limerick – Arthur's Quay

- 17.55 22.40 e15

Tipperary – Abbey Street

- 18.35 23.20 e15

Cahir-Car Park

- 18.55 23.40 e15

Cashel – Buckleys

- 19.15 00.00 e14

Clonmel – Army Barracks

- 19.45 00.30

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Biblical perspectives for living a CONSUMING PASSION

When he was just 22 years of age, Jim Elliot wrote in his journal the words by which he is best known today: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

For Jim, Christianity was not merely an ethical system or a cultural practice. It was a burning passion that fuelled his life and for which he was willing to abandon everything. While still in college, he recorded these words: "God, I pray light up these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life but a full one like yours, Lord Jesus."

He had a growing zeal to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who had never heard

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Waterford City Enterprise Board's Love Irish Food lunch last Friday September 13th in the dining room of Dooley's Hotel celebrated the vast array of food producers from Waterford and the South East. With the assistance of the Love Irish Food Initiative diners enjoyed the best food the region has to offer.

The key note speakers at this sold out event were Waterford man Michael Kelly, founder of GIY and Waterford restaurant owner Cormac Cronin, proprietor of Bodega, John's street in Waterford City.

Ciaran Cullen (CEO) Waterford City Enterprise Board was delighted with the event, "The success and popularity of this lunch, now in its second year, is a testament to the growth and quality of local food production. This industry is an area which Waterford City Enterprise Board has committed

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

'I really learned an enormous amount on this course and applying that learning to our business just made good common sense'. So says Deborah Bateman of Stonewall Farm, a successfully growing food business in Clonakilty. Deborah is one of a group of 20 students who commenced the Diploma in Speciality Food Production in University College Cork in October 2012. Other students from the class agree that the course 'has given them the confidence to develop their food enterprise ambitions' and 'has prepared me to take the next steps towards my goal of setting up my food business'. In agreement also are the many students who have participated in the Diploma programme since its inception in 2005 who have successfully developed food businesses.

The Diploma in Specialty Food Production is again being offered by UCC in Cork in 2013/2014. For those who

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Letters to the Editor


    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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